Healthcare Assistants (HCA)

Summary of Role

A Healthcare Assistant (HCA) will generally work in either a residential home, nursing home or hospital setting, usually under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Helping with the crucial day-to-day care of patients, a Healthcare Assistant provides an indispensable role in the workplace.

The nature of the role can vary depending on the required healthcare setting, hence the importance of having a healthcare assistant recruitment specialist like Bluerock on hand to ensure you find the right staff with the right skills.

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Typical Duties

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Washing and dressing
  • Bed Making
  • Serving and assistance with meals (Feeding etc.)
  • Moving and handling assistance
  • General assistance with comfort
  • Monitoring of condition (Weight, temperatures, pulse etc.)
 

As we know when a new recruit is taken on board, after training, vetting and further administrative duties, the time period between hiring and commencing work can be long and frustrating. We promise to make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and our worker, allowing you to have a fully staffed rota at your disposal without those lengthy waiting times. And to ensure our hard- working staff can commence work immediately, take a look below at a few extras all of our Healthcare Assistants will arrive at your home with:

We will save you both the time and cost of completing the Enhanced DBS Check necessary to allow the professional to work in a role that has contact with vulnerable children or adults. This way we minimise any possible chance of delays and allow our staff to begin work immediately.

In order to ensure that all staff we supply meet both the relevant Bluerock Healthcare code and your own company policies, we ensure every member of staff completes our mandatory, comprehensive training course. This healthcare assistant training course is in conjunction with the UK’s best training scheme. For a detailed breakdown of this induction course, please visit the Training section of the website. Through this practice we save you the time-consuming and potentially costly in-house training for each member of staff you hire, therefore allowing our staff to immediately commence work at a high standard.

Prior to commencing work in a healthcare capacity, it is compulsory for all staff to be covered by their own, or if employed directly, the home’s insurance policy. All our professionals come with valid insurance policies, covering them from their first day of work, saving you unnecessary insurance hassle. This ensures that on day one you have a new healthcare assistant legally ready to start working within your healthcare establishment.

All our professionals arrive fully prepared, ready to work in their own personal work uniform. However, you may have your own company uniform which our staff will be happy to wear. Either way you'll have both situations covered.